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The Association of Corporate Counsel Europe (ACC Europe) serves the needs of lawyers practising in corporations and other organisations throughout Europe. ACC Europe, with more than 2400 members, promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations and other private-sector organisations though information, education, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives.

ACC Europe is a chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global bar association of in-house counsel, which, since its founding in 1982, has grown to more than 43,000 members in 85 countries, employed by over 10,000 organisations. ACC connects its members to the people and resources necessary for both personal and professional growth. For more information contact


JUDGMENT OF THE CJEU of 23 November 2017 (joined cases C-427/16 and C-428/16)

The setting of minimum fees by a lawyers' professional organisation is capable of restricting competition in infringement of art. 101(1) TFUE. National legislation leading to double taxation of reimbursable legal fees in respect of VAT is incompatible with EU law. Read more here.


Chris Murphy-Ives outlines his plans for ACC Europe's activity and expansion during his Presidency.  Read the letter here.


Christopher Murphy Ives of Hewlett Packard to Lead In-house Community Throughout Europe

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (13 November 2017) — The Association of Corporate Counsel Europe (ACC Europe), which serves the needs of more than 2,400 lawyers practicing in corporations and other organizations throughout Europe, announced that Christopher Murphy Ives, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Global Sales, EMEA & Americas at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, was elected president of the ACC Europe board of directors. Read the full release here

Legal Resources

In January 2018, ACC launched the ACC Legal Operations Maturity Model, Toolkit and Webinar Series. The reference tool provides law department leaders the ability to benchmark maturity, gain alignment on department priorities, and enhance the operations of a legal department.

Consisting of 14 different areas, the ACC Legal Operations Maturity Model, Toolkit and Webinar Series will help in-house counsel and legal operations professionals advance from early to intermediate and advanced stages in key functions, such as financial management, legal technology, vendor management, knowledge management, compliance, contract management, and information governance, among others.

These tools will be presented in a series of monthly webinars throughout the year - led by seasoned legal operations professionals who will offer real-life experiences on how to implement improvements to the legal department. Register today for one of the webinars.

Download the Maturity Model

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Athens, 10th Panhellenic Conference for In-house Legal Counsel

Apr 20, 2018 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Wyndham Grand Athens, Meg. Alexandrou 2, Athens 104 37, Greece

WEBINAR, Operating an International Data Privacy and Security Programme - Bird & Bird LLP

Apr 24, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

WEBINAR: ACC Resources

Apr 25, 2018 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Vienna, Bitcoin & Co: What next? - Lansky, Ganzger & Partner

Apr 26, 2018 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

LGP Lounge, Biberstrasse 5, 1010 Vienna

Lugano, Blockchain, Smart Contracts and ICO - Kellerhals Carrard

May 15, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Piazza Bernardino Luini 6, Lugano

Paris, ACC Europe Annual Conference 2018

May 20-22, 2018 5:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel and Conference Centre, 17 Boulevard Saint-Jacques, 75014 Paris, France

Paris, Les clefs du travail et collaboration en équipe - OaSys Consultants Paris

Jun 5, 2018 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
OaSys Consultants Paris, 10 rue Cambacérès, 75008 PARIS

Lugano, Legal Updates - Baer & Karrer

Jun 13, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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ACC Newsstand

Chinese Companies File More Overseas Patent Applications

Apr 28, 2018 - Chinese companies obtained 11,241 more U.S. patents in 2017, up 28, making China, for the very first time, a top five country in the department of

5 Key Takeaways GDPR: Preparing for Meeting with EU Regulators

Apr 18, 2018 - On April 12, 2018, Kilpatrick Townsend hosted the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Atlanta KnowledgeNet Chapter Meeting. With

An Update on Brexit and (Current) Implications on Trade

Apr 18, 2018 - It has been a year since Article 50 was triggered on March 29, 2017, and if no extension is given, the U.K. will leave the European Union (EU) on

High court rules on significance of CIF clause to jurisdiction dispute

Apr 18, 2018 - The High Court of Western Denmark recently decided in favour of a Danish cost insurance and freight (CIF) seller in a jurisdiction dispute involving a

EMEA Briefings

Published in June and December, the EMEA Briefings provide region specific content.


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